Friday, December 09, 2005

Just When You Thought

You couldn't hate the mainstream music industry anymore than you already do, they've now decided to go after people posting lyrics and tab online. The story broke earlier this week, but I've waited until today to mention it because Slashdot's many commentator's take on it is now up. I have never seen an industry so dead set on alienating its consumers. Go listen to live local bands. Buy from independent labels. Buy a guitar and make your own music. Of course, I better not let the RIAA know I can play music by ear. I'm sure they'll try to make that illegal too. "Your honor, we caught this man playing a song he learned off the radio. He did not pay for the sheet music!" "But I didn't need the sheet music." "Off with his ears!"


newton dominey said...

you gotta be shittin' me?!?! how is that any different than me coming over to your house and teaching you how to play london calling or charting out songs for musicians in a rehearsal.

i love the business i'm in. honest.

Wally Bangs said...

The unmitigated greed of the suits sniffing the cocaine is insane. They blame all of their music industry woes on downloading, instead of the explosion in sales of video games and DVD's for one and two: the fact that much of what the industry peddles these days is absolutely terrible.

Anonymous said...

Let's all stick it to 'em and buy this CD instead:

-Rock on, Shrub